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SmartThings: Make Your World Smarter by SmartThings

SmartThings: Make Your World Smarter by SmartThings
Extra SmartThings for all! See Update 16 for details. SmartThings makes it easy to connect the things in your physical world to the Internet. We've made it possible to install apps that interact with your SmartThings, as well as online and other services. SmartApps are able to mash up and interact with connected things in your physical world, as well as online and other services, allowing for incredible creativity. Get notified immediately if your pet runs out of your yard without you with the "Oh No, My Pet Is Loose!" Even more SmartApps... Think about all the things in your home: doors, desks, lights, stereo, pet food bowls, basement floor... isn’t it time they started to chip in and do a little more around the house on their own? We built SmartThings as an open platform, because we knew there would be a world of useful, beautiful and creative products that could be made smarter with SmartThings. If you love SmartThings, please consider backing Instacube. More info in Update #9. Related:  Smart Home / Domotic / Internet of ThingsOther stuff

LIFX: The Light Bulb Reinvented by Phil Bosua LIFX is the smartest light bulb you've ever experienced. It's a wifi-enabled, energy efficient, multi-colored bulb that you control with your iPhone or Android. LIFX gives you unprecedented control of your lights, reduces your energy costs, lasts up to 25 years and delivers an amazing range of experiences we think you’ll love. LIFX is incredibly easy to set-up. Simply replace your existing bulbs with LIFX smartbulbs, download and install our free app from the App Store or Google Play and you're good to go. We [Phil Bosua, Andrew Birt, Andy Gelme, John Bosua, Ben Hamey, Dave Evans and Guy King] have designed, redesigned and reimagined LIFX many times during the past six months, pouring countless hours into thinking about the user experience, the technical aspects of the project and how to deliver the world's smartest lightbulb to you at an affordable price point. LED lighting is the future of home and commercial lighting around the world. In addition they're unbelievably long-lasting.

About Arrayent | Arrayent Arrayent offers an IoT platform, in essence an Internet of Things operating system, hosted in the Internet Cloud. The Arrayent Connect Platform enables trusted consumer brands to connect their products and systems to the Internet with unprecedented simplicity and low cost. Arrayent was founded in 2002 by Shane Dyer, a Stanford graduate and computer systems engineer who dreamed of a service delivery platform that could serve as the backbone for the Internet of Things. Internet of Things Operating System Core to Arrayent’s philosophy is keeping things as things. It’s approach in implementing Internet of Things products and systems is to place compute power in an Internet of Things operating system hosted in the Cloud, rather than in the product itself. Trusted Brands Arrayent’s customers are trusted brands, including: Chamberlain / LiftMasterFirst AlertMaytag Commercial Laundry®PentairSALUS Controls plc,Whirlpool Corporation We’re Going Places

New M-Block Mini Robots Can Self-Assemble, Jump And Climb A new square mini robot has been created called the M-Block that is capable of self assembly, jumping and climbing. The new move out is fitted with a flywheel and can reach speeds of up to 20,000 revolutions per minute allowing it to create its own angular momentum. To help the M-Block move from one location to another it is also fitted with magnets on each corner as well as its flat faces, allowing modules within the robot to change location. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about these unique and fascinating M-Block robots. The M-Block robots are cubes with no external moving parts and have been created by Roboticists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Daniela Rus, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science and director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) explains: A full presentation will be shown at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems next month. Source: The Register

Muse: The Brain-Sensing Headband Muse: The Brain-Sensing Headband Changing the Way the World Thinks Thank you to all our supporters, we reached our goal! Muse will be shipping to you, we can't wait for you to try it. If you missed the campaign but want to get a Muse of your own when we reach market, email us at We are so excited!! "The slim, fashion-forward device, which even Anna Wintour would conceivably wear" - Huffington Post "Finally: a brainwave-sensing gadget disguised as a stylish wearable headband that would fit right in with Google Glass." - "The world just got a little better." - "The uses for a device like the Muse in the future are even more intriguing" - Muse on CNBC (click image to view video - Segment starts at 4:04) Everyone deserves a Muse. Introducing Muse, our brainwave-sensing headband. Muse measures your brainwaves in real-time. The neat thing is every time you use your brain with Muse and one of our applications, you’re strengthening it. Yes!

Responsive design : tester facilement votre site sans émulateur Comment voir à quoi ressemble un site en responsive design sur plusieurs écrans, smartphones, tablettes et même téléviseurs ? Voici trois bonnes adresses. Une petite note pour nos amis webdesigners et intégrateurs Web, mais également pour tous les curieux qui s’intéressent à la façon dont sont construits les sites web, et plus particulièrement ceux – de plus en plus nombreux – faisant appel au responsive design. Pour les non initiés, le responsive design est une méthode qui consiste à concevoir les pages d’un site de façon à ce qu’elles s’affichent automatiquement de façon adaptée en fonction du terminal, de la résolution de l’écran, et du navigateur sur lequel elles sont appelées, sans qu’il soit nécessaire de développer plusieurs versions différentes d’un même site. Une méthode qui a ses partisans et ses détracteurs, comme souvent dans les sujets qui passionnent les professionnels du développement web. (source)

Monitor and Find Everything in Your Home or Office from the Internet - Wireless Sensor Tags electric imp - what is the imp? The Complete Connectivity Solution The Internet of Things refers to the growing number of devices that are connected to the Internet, enabling them to interact with each other, online services and humans. Electric Imp is at the center of this movement, offering a complete end-to-end solution that makes it simple to connect almost any product to the Internet through an innovative and powerful cloud service tied closely to leading-edge hardware. Now, rather than spending time and resources to design and integrate connectivity, companies and developers can instead focus on their core expertise to build unique and rich experiences into their products, add value and differentiation, and reduce time to market. The Electric Imp connectivity platform, featuring fully integrated hardware, software, OS, APIs, cloud servers, makes it possible to effectively empower your devices with intelligence, scalability and flexibility. The Electric Imp Platform

Meet The Tacit Project. It’s Sonar For The Blind. Meet The Tacit Project. It’s Sonar For The Blind. This is a project I’m calling Tacit. It’s wrist mounted and senses objects from about 1 inch (2 cm) to 10 feet (3.5m). Here’s a short video that give more information and shows it in action. Click to enlarge This is the first public prototype. This is vastly different from the first version which was a headband, very similar to the (independently developed) haptic headband. The headband was a great first test, and it did work, but it had two fatal flaws: The most dangerous obstacles are not at head level. In addition it would be a challenge to disguise it as anything but some mad-science-looking headband, and blind people do care how they look. I looked at a number of solutions to getting the sensors to look in a more useful direction. Even though it’s no longer head mounted the vibration motors are still a problem in several ways. Designing the supporting gauntlet to hold the hardware went through a number of iterations as well. Parts:

Productivité et web : le guide Presse-citron Cet article s’inscrit dans une série sur la productivité, réalisée en partenariat avec Azendoo (Voir détails en fin d’article). Être productif, ne pas se laisser submerger par les mails, travailler efficacement en équipe sont devenues les nouvelles croisades de notre génération. Et il est difficile de rester à jour avec la masse d’outils et de méthodes utiles ou inutiles qui voient le jour constamment. C’est pourquoi nous inaugurons aujourd’hui une nouvelle rubrique qui, au fil des articles, va devenir un véritable guide Presse-Citron de la productivité. Et pour attaquer un sujet aussi vaste que la productivité, Presse-Citron s’est rapproché de l’une des start-ups françaises les plus en pointe du domaine : Azendoo (récemment sacrée meilleure application web aux TNW French Startup Awards) Partenaire de cette nouvelle série, Azendoo va apporter son expertise et les compétences de son équipe pour nous aider à vous offrir un rendez-vous de qualité. Demandez le programme Savoir dire NON.

vous Marc Riobé from Lille ? Convivial-side : Un PC cube design de home clouding.. Convivial-side, la société créée par Marc met actuellement sur le marché "outside" : un média center domestique, doublé d'un serveur.. Le tout carossé par un système qui permet, à qui veut, de designer la coque comme il l'entend... Un boîtier cubique donc avec un seul fil qui en sort (le fil électrique)... On peut le carosser en bac Riviera, ou en jardin zen, etc... Suffit d'avoir de l'imagination.. "On fait rentrer un serveur dans la maison, lequel va fonctionner 24h/14 7j/7 : et nos machines font du home clouding"... D'où des relations avec la domotique... Pourquoi cette idée ? Permettre aux consommateurs d'aménager un espace multimédia dans leur habitat.. Quel est le prix de l'outside ? Comment se fait la commercialisation ? Qui a-t-il à l'intérieur du cube ? Et outside est un produit français, fabriqué et assemblé à 95% en France (à Laval).. Visées internationales ? La box permettant l'accès à l'Internet n'est pas intégré dans le cube outside..

Ninja Block aims to democratise the sensor-rich internet of things This article was taken from the June 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online. In September last year, Sydney-based computer engineer Marcus Schappi discovered that a hawk was trying to eat his chickens. "I decided I needed motion sensors to detect when predators were sneaking up on the coop," he says.